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U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines square off in Billings Monday in their only televised debate before the Nov. 4 election.
HELENA — With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke disagreed often and accused each other of waffling on issues during a House debate in Kalispell on Sunday night.
HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis doesn’t deny her sympathies for an obscure union with a radical past — the Industrial Workers of the World — and said she’s “amused” that the state Republican Party is labeling her a “communist” because of it.
HELENA — In western Montana’s sprawling House District 92, Democratic candidate Dave Strohmaier says he’s knocked on doors from East Missoula to Condon, halfway up the Seeley-Swan Valley.
HELENA — Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans currently hold a 29-21 edge in the Senate and a 61-39 majority in the House.
HELENA — As John Walsh looks toward his final weeks as a U.S. senator, he says he has “no regrets” about his aborted run as Senate candidate — and that he still has some work to do as an officeholder.
HELENA — Supreme Court Clerk Ed Smith said he will seek support for legislation to name the proposed Montana Heritage Center after former First Lady Betty Babcock.
HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, who’s been in the race just nine weeks, put up her first TV ad Thursday — less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh, who suspended his campaign two months ago, filed his final fundraising report this week, showing he raised a total of nearly $3 million — and had spent all but $119,000 through September.
HELENA — A Bozeman woman has asked the Montana Supreme Court to order the state political practices commissioner to investigate a complaint he dismissed that alleged a Supreme Court justice improperly donated money to a Democratic legislator in 2010.
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke raised more money over the past three months than Democrat John Lewis has collected in his entire campaign.
HELENA — Democratic House candidate John Lewis on Wednesday released a series of policy priorities for veterans that he said he will support if he’s elected.
HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will work to restore access to public roads and require local government officials to sign off on federal land management decisions before they’re implemented.
HELENA — Progressive groups are putting money and shoe leather into defeating a Republican-sponsored ballot measure that would end Election Day voter registration in Montana.
Ad content: The ad starts out with a photo of a Montana river scene. It then shows both Democratic House candidate Lewis and his opponent Ryan Zinke, separated by a diagonal line. Lewis disappears from the ad and the other panel has writing to make the same arguments against Zinke as the nar…
This 30-second spot by Republican U.S. House race began airing on Montana TV stations on Oct. 7 and continues to run.
HELENA — Republican state lawmakers who track education policy said Monday they have many questions about Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's plan for state-funded preschool — including whether it's the best use of state education dollars.
HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Republican Steve Daines is opposing Democrat Amanda Curtis and Libertarian Roger Roots in the race for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat. His stands on major issues include:
HELENA — An Independent legislative candidate from Missoula said his Democratic opponent’s mailers display an image of a bucking horse, instead of a donkey as required by law.
Editor’s note: A campaign profile on Democrat Amanda Curtis ran Oct. 5.
HELENA — Democrat Galen Hollenbaugh, running for the Public Service Commission in western Montana’s District 5, says it’s not easy to engage voters on the obscure race — but this year he’s finding a spark of interest.
HELENA — The U.S. Army War College on Friday revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after its investigation concluded that he had plagiarized his final paper in 2007.
HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke said he’s running for the Montana Supreme Court because he believes his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat, often writes decisions driven by the results he wants to achieve, rather than following the law.
HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has sent campaign mailers attacking Republican candidates in two key state Senate races — and the GOP targets say the mailers are grossly misleading or false.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines talks business with Big Sky Brewing Co. co-owner Bjorn Nabozney, left, at the brewery’s Missoula plant on a recent campaign swing.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, the favorite to win Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat, takes a sniff of beer at the Big Sky Brewing Co. in Missoula as co-owner Bjorn Nabozney looks on.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Montana Congressman Steve Daines talks with Barbara Crawford of Columbia Falls and Pamela Dylina of Lakeside, right, members of the Patriot Guard Riders, who attended a ceremony at the Florence Hotel building in Missoula last week where Daines handed out …
HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Lawrence VanDyke, a nonpartisan candidate for the state Supreme Court, and against his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat.
HELENA — Nearly 400 Butte-Silver Bow employees soon will have access to a free, state-run health clinic in Butte — but they’re not the first local government workers with access to the state clinics.
HELENA — A new state-employee health clinic is opening in Butte next month to serve workers in Butte, Anaconda and Deer Lodge, prompting some local private health care providers to raise concerns about unfair competition.
HELENA — Montana Supreme Court candidate W. David Herbert of Billings said he decided to challenge veteran Justice Jim Rice for the court after reading the justice’s opinion in a 2013 case.
HELENA — Democrat Amanda Curtis is opposing Republican Steve Daines and Libertarian Roger Roots in the race for Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat. Her stands on major issues include:
Editor's note: A profile of Republican Senate candidate Steve Daines will run next Sunday.
HELENA — U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan disagreed sharply over balancing the federal budget, the Affordable Care Act and global warming in a debate in Bozeman on Saturday night.
HELENA — Mike Fellows said he’s running for the U.S. House for three reasons: to try to balance the federal budget, reduce the federal debt and protect Second Amendment gun rights.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday called his recent trade mission to China a success and one that he hopes will yield future contracts with Montana businesses.
HELENA — House Democratic candidate John Lewis released his sportsmen’s and public lands platform Thursday that he said shows a clear contrast with the positions of his opponent, Ryan Zinke.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis speaks with labor representatives at the Union Hall in downtown Missoula, on a recent campaign swing through western Montana. Curtis, a high school math teacher from Butte who became the Democratic nominee just seven weeks ago, faces an uphill b…
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis, right, shares a laugh with supporter Donna Mollica of Arlee at a dinner and fundraiser at the Arlee Community Fitness Center. Curtis, nominated as the Democratic candidate just seven weeks ago, faces an uphill battle against Republican U.S. Rep…
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis of Butte, speaks with Joe McDonald, Salish Kootenai College’s founder and president emeritus, during a campaign stop in Pablo.
At the Kerr Dam overlook on a recent campaign swing through western Montana, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis talks energy policy with Brian Lipscomb, CEO of Energy Keepers Inc., the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ entity that will operate the dam beginning in 2015.
HELENA — A federal judge Tuesday said the Montana Judicial Standards Commission cannot prohibit a Montana man from publicly criticizing the panel’s ruling on his complaint, and that the gag rule may be unconstitutional.
Democrat John Lewis and Republican Ryan Zinke, in their first one-on-one debate in Montana’s U.S. House race, painted slight shades of contrast between themselves Monday night on energy, climate change, the Middle East conflict and health care.
HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines and organized labor don’t agree on much — including whether his voting record is favorable to U.S. workers.
HELENA — As Republican Steve Daines campaigns for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, he’s hammered home his message of “more jobs, less government,” saying he knows what the private sector needs to create jobs in Montana.
Editor’s note: A similar campaign profile ran Sept. 21 on Democratic House candidate John Lewis.
House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke ties on a black apron promoting coal as he prepares to work the lunch line at Coal Appreciation Day at MetraPark in Billings on Sept. 13.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday will hear an appeal of a $52 million verdict by a Butte jury against a bank for reneging on a financial commitment to a company planning to build an office products assembly and distribution plant there.
HELENA — A leading Republican lawmaker Tuesday unveiled his proposal to revamp and expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in Montana — but said it wouldn’t accept additional federal dollars offered to the states under Obamacare.